I have spent too much time trying to understand how to recreate this loader, but there's a gap in my knowledge. I can create a circle with a cut-out just fine, but I can't seem to figure out how to taper the line, as well as have rounded ends.
Here's a gif! And here's a step-by-step:
- First, create a single circle and turn off the fill.
- Double click the circle so you can edit its vector handles.
- Add handles (click on the path) where you want the gap to start.
- Then use the scissor tool (Layer > Path > Scissors) to remove that section of the path
- Select the entire path and duplicate it (Edit > Duplicate)
- Select the new duplicate path and Option-drag it smaller or larger than your original path.
- Select both paths (Shift-click) and Join them (Layer > Path > Join)
- Now that your two partial circles are a single path, double click into it and close the path.
- Now you should have a single closed path in the shape of a C. Pretty much everything from here on out will require you to be in vector editing mode.
- On one of the two short segments of the path, add a new vector point at the midpoint.
- Change the point type to Disconnected and drag the handles to mimic the relevant handles of the points surrounding it.
- Deleted the handles on either side of your new point. You should now have the "tail" of your circle.
- On the other side (the other short segment of the path), add a new point at the midpoint.
- Drag its handles out to the surrounding points
- Now on the other side(s) of those existing/surrounding points, add two points the same distance as that midpoint point.
- Now delete the original two corner points and, voila!, you should have the rounded "head" of your circle.
- Adjust other points as needed to get a smooth taper around the whole circle.
I'm sure that's all clear as mud... let me know if you have questions.